Laser Treatments

Laser Hair Removal - Laser Acne Clear - Laser Rosacea - Laser Fat Freezing

Laser Hair Removal

If you are tired of shaving, tweezing or make an appointment regularly to get your waxing done, laser hair removal can be a permanent result for you. It is a pain-free and quick procedure to achieve hair loss on the treated area. The treatment works for almost all skin and hair types from light brown to black (excl. red, grey and blond hair)

   The laser targets the dark pigment in the hair follicle and will permanently destroy the follicle making it almost impossible for the hair to return. It is a precise process where lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately 2X2cm every second. Therefore small areas like lips or eyebrow can be treated in less than a minute time, and larger areas as legs or back can be down in about an hour.

Before our Laser Hair Removal treatment:
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, for a more effective result you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before laser hair removal. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.

After our Laser Hair Removal treatment:
The dead hair needs to come through the skin. It is pushed through and then shed after one to three weeks. During this period the hairs will seem to grow as they are pushed out by the new skin. After the second treatment, depending on skin and hair type the area can already begin to look patchy as certain hair follicles stop producing new hairs.

You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Therefore the treatments are more recommended in the seasons when our less affected by sunlight and more likely to be covered up by clothes. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and increasing the possibility of complication after treatment.

Laser Acne Clear Treatment

Laser treatmentscan provide a reliable solution for eliminating persistent acne. Antibiotic therapies offer popular and effective alternatives, but they are likely to come with a downside, but laser acne treatments (Acne Clear) can achieve quick results without the need for drugs.

   The beams of the laser target the porphyrins produced as part of the healthy metabolism of acne bacteria, creating an organic ‘singlet oxygen’ molecule that rapidly destroys the bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue on interaction. The treatment directly destroys the bacterias causing the appearance of acne in a rapid procedure, leaving no scars and not damaging the surrounding area. Patients required for the best result to undertake treatments in six sessions and recommended to allow 5 to 6 weeks between each treatment.

Before Laser Acne Clear treatment:
When you book your acne treatment with Elixir Light Clinic, we will begin with explaining the procedure to you and will ensure you are comfortable and provide you with goggles to protect your eyes.  An additional cooling gel may be applied to the treatment area, to soothe the skin before starting the acne laser treatment and the treatment is not painful.

After Laser Acne Clear Treatment:
Following your acne clear laser treatment, you may notice some mild redness and swelling, although this usually is, easily covered and settles within 24-48 hours.  Your Elixir Light Clinic practitioner will advise you to use sunscreen with high SPF cream. It is crucial to protect your skin following your acne laser treatment and highly recommended to get used to this practice every day.

Laser Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea, another common skin condition that occurs in a large percentage of the population especially between the ages of 30 and 50. The disease is more frequently seen in women, but more severe symptoms tend to be seen in men, perhaps because they often delay seeking medical help until the disorder reaches advanced stages.
Redness on the cheeks nose, chin or forehead which at first will just come and go but as time passes the redness tends to get darker and more chronic. Telangiectasias (broken blood vessels) spider-like blood vessels can develop and lead to chronic flushing and blushing. As time passes Rosacea can present as a red, inflamed pustular acne breakout and in the more severe cases, the nose can become swollen and bumpy.
The treatment uses brief pulses of light energy that target only the blood vessel, leaving surrounding skin unharmed.
Unlike the mechanism of most conventional lasers and IPLs at Elixir Light Clinicwe are using the new innovation CPL’s dual mode filtering and square pulse, a technology which is the key innovations enabling practically pain-free laser treatments – which differentiate CPL technology from many common IPL systems. CPL applicator, with a selection of cut off filters, offers an effective spectrum for the treatment of Rosacea, with minimal patient downtime and risk of side effects.

After Rosacea Treatment:
To prevent side effects after laser treatment, stay out of the sun and protect your skin with a high spectrum sun protector cream when you must be outdoors. When used to treat blood vessels, the results tend to last 3 to 5 years. Treated blood vessels do not reappear, but new ones can form.

Laser Fat Freezing Cryolipolysis

Fat Freezingis now a new method of losing fat its name is fat-freezing(Cryolipolysis)! This technique does what its name says, the fat actually gets frozen away. CoolSculpting uses this revolutionary discovery in a safe, effective and FDA approved way. It is an effective method of eliminating fat cells without the need for surgery or needles and with no harm done to surrounding tissue and skin.
The laser heads are placed over the area of the unwanted fat it then creates suction thus freezing the area only where the suction applied, this stays there for an hour. Once the suction applied the first few minutes can be uncomfortable and often painful because of the pulling sensation the section creates but, this is settled within a few minutes and then the whole treatment is proceeding without pain. During this time, you can rest, read, check your emails or even nap! While you relax, the fat is being frozen, causing the fat cells to die. The dead fat cells are flushed out through your metabolic system, removing them from the area and eventually the entire body. You will see the results in inches.
To achieve the best results 6 sessions of treatments recommended and allow 5 to 6 weeks between each treatment.

After Fat Freezing Treatment
There is no special aftercare needed following the fat freezingsession. Also, no special dietary required after the treatment; however, a healthy lifestyle regime is strongly recommended to get the best results.
Following each sessions patient can go back to their normal activities immediately.

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Elixir Light Clinic within Atelier Hair & Spa

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Streatham, London
SW16 1EX
United Kingdom
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